We are Santa Monica Forward. We are working for a diverse, progressive, sustainable and equitable Santa Monica.
Welcome to the website of Santa Monica Forward (SMF). We are forward thinking Santa Monica renters and homeowners, small business owners, parents and policy wonks who believe that equity, sustainability and diversity should be the guiding principles that shape our city’s future. SMF is working to turn these principles into model, progressive policies.
Through fact-based, inclusive civil discourse, SMF is a voice for:
A thriving local economy that serves the changing needs of residents
More affordable housing, and great schools and city services, so that people of all ages and backgrounds can live here
A cleaner and greener city by reducing traffic, supporting transportation alternatives, and encouraging sustainable living
Increased civic engagement and voter participation
We know that it’s difficult to stay on top of civic matters and SMF wants to make it easier to stay informed. If you agree with SMF’s Principles and Mission Statement, please join our mailing list. We will keep you updated on what’s going on in the city, invite you to a community forum to discuss solutions for issues like our traffic or affordable housing crisis, or let you know when the City Council it’s deciding an issue crucial to you.
Are you a forward thinker? If so, sign up today!
Judy Abdo & Juan Matute